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The ACHA Foundation, established in 1993, proudly supports the work undertaken at Ashford, Flinders Private and The Memorial Hospitals.

Giving to the ACHA Foundation gives a unique opportunity to support ACHA's mission to provide quality and consumer centred medical, surgical and rehabilitation health services in a safe and caring environment.

Gifts to the ACHA Foundation can be immediate, ongoing, or arranged through a will or estate planning. Gifts can be directed to any one of our hospitals or as a general donation. Most donations are received from individuals and families, in many cases in memory of their loved ones.

The ACHA Foundation is a registered charity with donations over $2 tax deductible. A donation of any size makes a difference.

We often receive donations following a patient’s admission, as an acknowledgement of appreciation for the care received. It is heart-warming to hear from our patients, who often acknowledge particular staff and areas that have made an impression and prompted a donation.

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If you would like to support a particular hospital campaign, our sites are currently working towards

Ashford Hospital

Marleston Ward - Refurbishment of the patient / family kitchenette

We know that when a patient is receiving treatment in hospital, family visits are so important. Improvements to the dedicated kitchenette space for this area, will support our patients and their loved ones. Marleston ward primarily cares for surgical patients and their families.

Target - $10,000

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Flinders Private Hospital

Paediatric Unit

Supporting our youngest patients, and their families to have a positive hospital experience is important. Creating an environment with age appropriate toys and equipment helps to dispel fears and is a welcome distraction. Paediatric patients driving to theatre in kids cars is the best start to entering the procedural area

Target $5000

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Cardiology Services

Following complex cardiac surgery patients sitting out of bed is an essential part of recovery. Having a bespoke clinical recliner, ensures comfort is prioritised, supporting our patients to sit out in comfort.

Target $7,500

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The Memorial Hospital

Adult and Paediatric Day Surgery

We know that the anticipation of having a procedure can be an anxious time for our patients. Having portable iPads and disposable headsets available for patients, can make this time pass by more quickly.

Target - $5,000

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A bequest to the Hospital, a gift from your estate through your Will, is another way that you can support the work undertaken in our hospitals. A bequest can be a set amount or a percentage of your estate.

If you wish to discuss a bequest, please contact us, to ensure we are able to direct your donation according to your wishes and to allow us to thank you in person.

If you are making a bequest, it is advisable to discuss this with those drafting your will.

We also gratefully accept those donations made in memory of a loved one, either as a general donation or towards a specific project.

Workplace giving is a simple, easy and tax effective way to donate to charities via automated payroll deductions. To donate via workplace giving, download the form below and provide to your employer’s payroll provider.

Workplace Giving Donation Form

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The ACHA Foundation Inc is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). Donations over $2 are tax-deductible.


Phone: 08 8275 3587

In writing:
The Executive Officer
ACHA Foundation Inc
1 Flinders Drive
Bedford Park SA 5042

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ACHA Foundation Trustees

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Assoc Prof Peter Cundy



Peter is a well known and respected orthopaedic surgeon, specialising in paediatric orthopaedic surgery and general adult orthopaedics. He was appointed as the Chairman of the ACHA Foundation in December 2020 and has focused on raising the awareness of the Foundation and the support it provides to ACHA’s hospitals. Peter is also an ACHA Board Director.

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Graham Clark

Executive Officer 

CPA, B Bus

Graham is the Corporate Secretary to the ACHA Board and the Executive Officer of the ACHA Foundation. As a Certified Practising Accountant, Graham has managed the corporate governance and accounting aspects of the ACHA Foundation since 2010.

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Dr Bronte Ayres AM



Bronte is a renowned and highly regarded clinical cardiologist. He has a long history of supporting Cardiac Services at Ashford Hospital. His vision and initiation of Angiography and Cardiac Surgery at Ashford in 1991, significantly contributed to the exemplary service provided today. Bronte has been an ACHA Foundation Trustee for over 20 years.

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Brenda Griffin-Bates


Since joining ACHA as an Executive Assistant for the ACHA Executive Office in 2006, Brenda has also been part of the ACHA Foundation team as an Administrator. Her previous experience in the legal, accounting and banking sectors has provided the Foundation with an invaluable range of knowledge.

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Rev Dr Ian Price


BA, DIP Theol, D Min, GAICD

Ian has served as a Minister of the Uniting Church of Australia for over 40 years, including in various leadership roles. Appointed as an ACHA Foundation Trustee in late 2020, Ian is keenly interested in the role the ACHA Foundation plays in supporting ACHA’s three hospitals. Ian is also an ACHA Board Director.

Your support through the ACHA Foundation, helps to advance patient care at our hospitals.

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